George Lucas

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to George Lucas: Star Wars
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr.
BirthplaceModesto, California, U.S.
Chairman & CEO of Lucasfilm
EducationModesto Junior College

Lucas, George

(1945–  ) movie director/producer; born in Modesto, Calif. After injuring himself as a high school car racer, he became interested in moviemaking and at the Cinema School of the University of Southern California he made a prize-winning science fiction short, THX-1138 (1965). He became a protégé and assistant of Francis Ford Coppola and was one of the cameramen on the documentary, Gimme Shelter (1970). He turned his student film, THX-1138, into a full-length movie (1971), gained considerable recognition with American Graffiti (1973), and then attained phenomenal success with Star Wars (1977), the first of a series of science fiction films. With virtually unlimited resources as a result of the success of his Star War movies, he became increasingly involved in developing state-of-the-art special effects and in producing the works of other young filmmakers.
References in periodicals archive ?
Abrams be able to meet the expectations of George Lucas and the fans of the franchise?
The George Lucas Educational Foundation's award-winning Edutopia magazine, Edutopia video and Edutopia.
BEFORE The Phantom Menace, what was the last film George Lucas directed?
On January 1 2007, the largest ever gathering of Imperial Stormtroopers marched in step at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, with George Lucas serving as Grand Marshal.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), founded in 1991, is a nonprofit operating foundation that documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools.
It's very hard to see the detail and the thousands of hours of work that go into each (one),'' director George Lucas said at the ``Dressing a Galaxy'' opening reception gala.
George Lucas will preside as Grand Marshal over the 2007 Tournament of Roses, themed Our Good Nature.
It is a true honor to be named the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade and I am eager to be in the midst of so many talented performers and magical floats," said Grand Marshal George Lucas when accepting his role as the 2007 Tournament of Roses ambassador.
Ewan McGregor and Harrison Ford pose with wookies, droids and director George Lucas to mark the summer release of sixth film Revenge of the Sith.
AFI Silver Follows June 29 Tribute With George Lucas Showcase, Presenting First Five STARS WARS Films, INDIANA JONES Trilogy & More, July 1-14
What better place for George Lucas to celebrate his 61st birthday today than in balmy southern France, preparing for Sunday's star-studded showing of ``Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'' at the Cannes International Film Festival?